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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:07 PM
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Does it have cut outs for retracts.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:15 PM
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There is a pocket for the fixed gear, but I think your going to have to use the dremel to make an area for the struts/wheels to retract. Ill get into better detail as I add mine.

BTW... Dave's loving this..as I always tell him what a fool he is for adding retracts to an EDF
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:17 PM
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The SAPAC ViperJet had a perforated skin covered by the film - if you held the panel up to the light or shone a torch inside, you could see where to cut. Anything like that here?
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:17 PM
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The ply wood former in the nose looks retract ready with a steering servo slot.

The length is identical to the JT so maybe the CG will translate from their. I am glad to see someone else doing the pioneer thing. Thanks V

Hopefully I will be a meaning ful contributor when mine arrives next week. For those interested, freight added $90 to the cost....... still a great bargain going by V's early comments. J
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:30 PM
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The SAPAC ViperJet had a perforated skin covered by the film - if you held the panel up to the light or shone a torch inside, you could see where to cut. Anything like that here?
Not seeing any perforations in the wood Pilot. Just the opening. There is definantly a boxed area inside, though I feel this will need to be enlarged to fit today's electric retracts.
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The ply wood former in the nose looks retract ready with a steering servo slot.

The length is identical to the JT so maybe the CG will translate from their. I am glad to see someone else doing the pioneer thing. Thanks V

Hopefully I will be a meaning ful contributor when mine arrives next week. For those interested, freight added $90 to the cost....... still a great bargain going by V's early comments. J
Be my guest to build a long with me Jayb. The more the merry.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:30 PM
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The ply wood former in the nose looks retract ready with a steering servo slot.

The length is identical to the JT so maybe the CG will translate from their. I am glad to see someone else doing the pioneer thing. Thanks V

Hopefully I will be a meaning ful contributor when mine arrives next week. For those interested, freight added $90 to the cost....... still a great bargain going by V's early comments. J

Seconded - mine was an extra US$80 to the UK, still makes for a great overall price going by what I've seen & read so far.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Pixs of the wing/winglets and wing spar. about 1/2" dia
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for the pics. At least the wing is built to accommodate retracts, doesn't look too hard to guess where to cut - nice.

Wondering if there's much weight in the moulded (polyester or plastic?) tips?
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:53 PM
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Gaz-b.. I think you were asking about the exit diameter. Its exactly 75mm

I weighed the fues with the canopy on, and it came to 982g

Trev
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Thanks for the pics. At least the wing is built to accommodate retracts, doesn't look too hard to guess where to cut - nice.

Wondering if there's much weight in the moulded (polyester or plastic?) tips?
The two tips together weigh 57g and there molded.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:55 PM
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I wonder why they have fitted split flaps as the real viper has full flaps I do like splits tho.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Gaz-b.. I think you were asking about the exit diameter. Its exactly 75mm

I weighed the fues with the canopy on, and it came to 982g

Trev
That's 17g lighter than my Habu 32 fuz (inc canopy and hatch)
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Do you have a retract in mind?.

I have a tricycle set of the EFlite 60-120s, which I originally bought to fit in a 100-110mm F-20 that never made it. I'm not sure if fitting them is over doing it.

Am I mistaken in thinking that the VJ is similar in size to the Habu, as I was planning a fairly light build sm90 or mach 90 on 8s, 4000s ?
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:00 PM
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The fiberglass for the nose gear needs to be cut out. Thats fine, as that will obviously become the door. I will be adding doors to the main gear aswell.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Do you have a retract in mind?.

I have a tricycle set of the EFlite 60-120s, which I originally bought to fit in a 100-110mm F-20 that never made it. I'm not sure if fitting them is over doing it.

Am I mistaken in thinking that the VJ is similar in size to the Habu, as I was planning a fairly light build sm90 or mach 90 on 8s, 4000s ?
I have a couple of sets that might work. Im also looking towards the TamJet gear that many guys are useing on the Habu.
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